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Found Hotel San Diego

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Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Kitchenette | Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Urban Flat 1 Bedroom | Living area

Overview of Found Hotel San Diego

Found Hotel San Diego

2.5 star property
Convenient to Balboa Park

7.0/10 Good

981 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
The price is $64
Price available on 12/12/2022
505 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA, 92101
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Premium bedding
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Balboa Park - 10 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 16 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 21 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 24 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 24 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 28 min walk
  • Petco Park - 34 min walk
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 41 min walk
  • Harbor Island - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 25 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 36 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 37 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 15 min walk
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 15 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 8 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 13 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 17 min walk


  • Mona Lisa Restaurant & Deli - 3 min walk
  • Bencotto Italian Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Monello - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Gratitude - 4 min walk
  • Filipi's Pizza Grotto - 4 min walk

About this property

Found Hotel San Diego

Just 2 mi (3.2 km) from the airport, Found Hotel San Diego puts you just a 5-minute drive from San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is just a short walk: County Center - Little Italy Station is 8 minutes and America Plaza Trolley Station is 13 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Property amenities

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1910
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Braille/raised signage


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 0.195 percent tourism fee will be charged

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Vyvant San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego Hotel
Vyvant San Diego
Little Italy Hotel San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego San Diego
Found Hotel San Diego Hotel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Does Found Hotel San Diego offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Found Hotel San Diego does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Found Hotel San Diego?
As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Found Hotel San Diego on Dec 12, 2022 start from $64, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Found Hotel San Diego?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Found Hotel San Diego?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Found Hotel San Diego?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Found Hotel San Diego.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Found Hotel San Diego?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Found Hotel San Diego and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Found Hotel San Diego?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bencotto Italian Kitchen (3-min walk), Monello (4-min walk), and Cafe Gratitude (4-min walk).
What's the area around Found Hotel San Diego like?
Found Hotel San Diego is in Downtown San Diego, a short 8-minute drive from San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) and 10 minutes' walk from Balboa Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Stay Away
Horrible. I booked a room with a kitchenette. The room was dirty - I mean really filthy. There was approximately 2 cups of "stuff" on the ground that could be swept up. There were sticky spots on the floor, and it appeared no one had cleaned beneath the beds in months. The kitchenette didn't have a single dish, cutlery, nor a knife and a cutting board. The air conditioner did not work. The TV only had one channel. There was an ironing board, but no iron. The hair dryer didn't work. There was no hot water for a day. The shower head leaked and sprayed up and out of the shower. The smoke detector was chirping. There were cockroaches in the bathroom. There were cigarette butts and ashes in the night stand drawer. The staff was never around. My key card was rendered useless on my last night and I wasn't able to enter the hotel, nor my room, and there was no staff on hand. There was garbage left lying around in the hallways, including empty liquor bottles.
Hinesh, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This place is awful. From the moment you walk in the front door, and are hit with the distinct fumes of urine this is a terrible experience. I was under the impression that I had a private bathroom, but no, I was expected to use a shared bathroom that had a “shower” which was little more than a bare pipe coming out of a wall that sprays into a bathtub that
Lezanne, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The absolute worst hotel stay ever! You should remove this business from your site. No in room bathroom! Yes you read that correctly. Shared bathroom down the hall!
Robert, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Really really bad…
Used condoms under the bed, disgusting shared bathroom, and don’t bother to call before you arrive because there is no one working the front desk. Would absolutely recommend avoiding at all cost.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Got an email saying my booking cannot he fulfilled on the day of my trip.... then after i made new arragements elsewhere i got an email saying my reservation was indeed avaliable after i had already made necessary arragrments. This is unacceptable and unprofessional. I demand reimbursement please.
Eric, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Aida, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Booked the room for 2 nights, the night before check in. Arrived after 6pm, remote check was ok.
2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

this place is the worst
when i first got there was room wasnt ready. so the man behind the desk finished getting the room ready himself, but because it was 95 degrees and they didnt have AC this man was profusely sweating. Not his fault BUT when he was grabbing my “fresh” towels and sheets from the massive pile in the lobby, he was holding them on his chest and over his shoulder and while his shirt had changed colors from his sweat. I also paid for a queen size room and they put me in a full size. the next morning i wake up to brown water dripping on my face. With 3 leaks in the ceiling, puddles all over the room, and a massive bubble forming in the ceiling paint, i told the woman at the front desk my complaints. i was told another room wouldnt be ready until after her lunch break. Hours later i was put in a new room with two twin beds pushed together. I was told i was going to be comped a room but that never happened. almost 200$ a night this place is BAD
this is the lobby where all the”clean” linens are
hope up to mucky water dipping in my face
three leaking in the ceiling looked like this while a massive bubble was forming
Hailey, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The location of the property is great. But there is no onsite parking, so you have to find street parking in a very busy area. The decor of the place is nice enough and the beds are comfortable. But they don't seem to clean the floor, which is dirty and sticky. Staff are very nice. But you will rarely see them and you have to text a number displayed on a flyer in the front to maybe get someone eventually. Also, we never got towels in our room, the fire alarm started beeping in the middle of the night because it ran out of batteries, the room was full of flies and the side wall had visible water damage.
Anna, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Ruben, 1-night trip
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